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Winona, MN – Fastenal and Capital Safety have joined together in promoting the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s campaign against falls in construction, called Stand-Down. The campaign will be held June 2 through 6 and it is focused on decreasing the number of fatalities in the construction industry due to falls. 

“Fastenal is a strong safety partner with great focus on worker safety” said Andrew Zimmerman, National Account Manager at Capital Safety.  The OSHA Stand-Down for Fall Prevention is a great opportunity to refocus our customers on working at heights.  Capital Safety is excited to leverage our everyday mission of bringing every worker at height home safely with partners like Fastenal.”

According to U.S. Department of Labor, out of the 775 fatalities in construction in 2012, 269 of them were from falls.  All of those deaths could have been prevented. 

“We encourage and assist many of our customers with routine component inspection as a means of insuring the components in use are in good working order” said Brent Roeder, Director of Safety Sales for Fastenal. “We stand ready to support our customers’ needs for training and education to insure workers return home safely. “

For more information on OSHA’s Stand-Down Week, visit osha.gov or contact the safety team at safetysales@fastenal.com

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